Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
A King Hunt!

National Master Dan Heisman is a name that is synonymous with excellence in chess coaching and teaching. Dan authors the award-winning Novice Nook column (winner of three Chess Journalists of America "Best Instruction" awards), aimed at improving adults, for chesscafe.com that are clearly written and offer very practical advice and tips on how to improve your game . In the new Improve Your Chess series, Dan provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve.

Today's show: A fairly equal opening livens up when White offers a pseudo-sacrifice of his b-pawn. Black takes the bait and then White makes an offer Black can't refuse: give up a bishop for nothing, or take a sacrificed rook and suffer a king-hunt. Black must accept and White chases the Black king around the kingside. Being a faster game, White does not find the quickest wins, but Black's king never gets safe haven.

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